Extremely Wrong Antique Predictions for the Future

Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results. 

~ Scott Adams


We all like to guess, about politics, showbiz, technology or the private lives of others and ourselves - guessing is a human need, it prepares us for both the worse and the best, rises our expectations or lowers us down from the possibilities. Sometimes optimism is dangerous, but maybe most of the time it is but negativity and realism what blocks us from a grander destiny. This is a chronological list of adverse and mistaken predictions - enjoy.


History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.

~ Will Durant